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born with a caul on (one's) head

Lucky. The "caul," part of the fetal membrane that is sometimes present on the head of a newborn baby, was previously viewed as a magical symbol of protection. I can't believe you walked away from that car accident without a scratch! You must have been born with a caul on your head!
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While Boeing was developing flexible IML tooling for cocuring hat stringers and cobonding frames on the ACT program, they evolved away from one-piece overall cauls to separate, individual flexible cauls constructed from graphite/epoxy fabric with a layer of Viton[R] fluoroelastomer and an outer layer of FEP film.
In Dalmatia, it was believed that placing a caul under a dying person's bed would make one's passing easier.
73) CAUL, D42/GM22/1, Instructions to Captains, 9 February 1935.
Consequently, SGUL may require higher premium payments or generate lower cash surrender value when compared to a CAUL product, especially at younger ages.
1) Print copies of the Caul Information literacy standards, with a comprehensive introduction, may be purchased from the University of South Australia Library Holbrooks Road Underdale South Australia 5051 email Jo.
In her combination of obsessive paranoia and tenacious social science, Julia Scher evokes a female Harry Caul (antihero of Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 film The Conversation) with a weathered copy of Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish under her arm.
The installation of several large-scale UNIX systems including TEX-SHARE, CAUL (Council of Australian University Libraries), the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, McGill University and OhioLink.
Mike Caul continues as Vice President of Western Operations with responsibility for regional offices in Arizona, Missouri and Florida.
Tenders are invited for CAul 06/2016-17 Construction of Chhamania Sluice on Chhanchinadia-Deuli-Bajarpur S/E near Upulei Village.
e original recipe also calls for caul fat, which, even for chefs, can be troublesome to source, so I've opted for an alternative way to coat the ducks.
Leonie Caul of Specsavers Coventry (left) with Jo Ewen, Commercial Director of TR Fleet.
Drain the caul and spread it out on a chopping board.
Gene Hackman offers an uncharacteristically subdued performance as central character Harry Caul and, frankly, he's rarely been better.
For the monkfish loin: Caul fat, as needed 8 slices prosciutto 2 8-ounce pieces monkfish loins 1/3 cup olive oil 1 ounce butter 1 sprig thyme Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste For the vegetables: 1/2 ounce butter 3 shallots, pooled and thinly sliced 12 ounces morel mushrooms 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream 1 sprig thyme 12 butterhead lettuce leaves, quartered Salt and freshly ground while pepper to taste To serve: 1 quart syrah, reduced to 1 cup